Christian “_bayland” Baylon is an American record producer and recording engineer, best known for his love of coffee and fascination of the arts.
At the start of his career, he had the privilege and honor to be welcomed to the Sonic Ranch family and work at the largest residential studio complex in the world where he learned the bulk of the skills needed to make a great record. He worked directly under his mentor Mr. Charles Godfrey, and met a bunch of great people along the way.
_bayland is also a graduate of Full Sail University, Class of 2012, and is credited on over a dozen internationally released records. With two of those records now certified gold, he continues with three #1 singles on the radio.
As his career has evolved, he currently produces out of Beacon Hill Recording Studios in El Paso, TX while maintaining strong ties with Sonic Ranch.
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Interview with _bayland
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production and Engineering takes the up the majority of my time, but editing is by far the most time consuming. I'm always fascinated by the vast differences in every project, so I find that it doesn't matter what I do, it's always a ton of fun and we all seem to grow together.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Justin Mendal-Johnson, Dave Sitek, Kevin Shirley, Kennith Mount, Jake Gosling... yeah. They're all great.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Every project is different. I treat every song as a creation as if it was its own person with it's own personality, needs, and wants. The song is created, recorded, edited, mixed and mastered. The "how" is never exactly the same...
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think of myself more of interpreter of what the song is trying to say. I like to get to know the artist on a deeper level and learn as much as I can about who they are and where they come from. Then, I learn the intention of the song is supposed say and feel.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm very good with people, and project management, but I think my strongest skill/trait is empathy. I understand people and where they come from and that helps me build relationships with them..
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to work on pop, pop/rock, indie, alternative and electronic. Thats really what I've been working on the past few years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The amazing people and friends I meet along the way.